Anita Ramasastry

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Dean Emeritus Roland L. Hjorth Professorship in Law
Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development
Faculty Director, International, Comparative and Transnational Programs
Professor of Law

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  • Feb 01, 2016

    Source: Law 360

    Over the past year, major corruption scandals have plagued international sports including soccer, tennis and track, highlighting what experts describe as a widespread and long-standing problem that is fostered by inadequate governance and the lack of an overarching legal framework to root out corruption. (2/1/16)
  • Jan 15, 2016

    Source: Lexix-Nexis Corporate Law Advisory newsletter

    About 21 million people worldwide are forced to labor, according International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates. Many of those workers were trafficked. All of them work for someone. Could 2016 be the year you want to achieve more for anti-trafficking? (1/15/16)
  • Sep 11, 2015

    Source: India West

    Prof. Anita Ramasastry, the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, was recently appointed to serve a two-year term as chair of the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission. (9/11/15)
  • Aug 03, 2015

    Source: Northwest Asian Weekly

    Anita Ramasastry, the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, has been appointed to serve a two year term as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). (8/3/15)
  • Jul 01, 2015

    Source: Verdict Justia

    Centuries ago, if someone had the plague or another infectious disease, a red “X” or cross would be placed on their door so that people would know to avoid entering. In the future, we won’t have to do that—we will have an app that maps illness instead. (7/1/15)
  • Jun 25, 2015

    Source: Institute for Human Rights and Business

    The UN Human Rights Council decided in June 2014 to initiate a process to “elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.” Sponsored by Ecuador and South Africa, the resolution was adopted by a plurality vote of 20 States in favor, 14 opposed, and 13 abstaining. (6/25/15)
  • Jun 17, 2015

    Source: The Wall Street Journal

    Two popular university-entrance exams will soon be offered in Cuba for the first time, a development that signals U.S. educational institutions’ appetite for recruiting prospective students in the newly opened communist nation. Four Cuban students will sit on June 27 in Havana for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, a standardized exam required for admission for nonnative speakers at many universities in the U.S., U.K., Australia and other countries, according to the nonprofit Educational Testing Service, which administers the test. (6/17/15)
  • Jun 01, 2015

    Source: BYU Radio

    Sports and Corruption are Top of Mind today. The sweeping U.S. indictments of 14 people tied to FIFA - international soccer’s governing body - continue to reverberate in the headlines. The charges include bribery, racketeering and money laundering. A separate Swiss investigation is examining the possibility of improprieties in FIFA’s awarding of the next two World Cups to Russia and Qatar. (6/1/15)
  • May 13, 2015

    Source: Verdict Justia

    Most air travelers know that the price that one passenger pays may be different from what another pays. In fact, the fare you paid may be vastly different from the one of the person sitting next to you. (5/13/15)
  • May 09, 2015

    Source: Tri-City Herald

    The founder of a failed Pasco biofuels company may be sentenced this week, 17 months after he was federally indicted for fraud and other financial crimes. Read more here: (5/9/15)

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